16 mm is nearly the perfect measure for everyone. It happens often, that the piercer sets in a longer tongue piercing just after you got shot a tongue piercing. Because the tongue swells after it is pierced, 16 mm are too short.
Keeping this in view, what size tongue ring do they Pierce?
Typically, the tongue piercing will be done using a 14-gauge/ 14G tongue piercing ring made of high/ medical-grade titanium or even a 14K gold barbell that measures 7/8 of an inch.
Likewise, people ask, what happens if your tongue bar is too small?
If your starter tongue barbell is too short, causing the top and bottom balls to press into your tongue, that pressure can lead to necrosis (i.e. tissue death), which can eventually cause infection if it continues for too long.
What is the safest tongue piercing?
A standard tongue piercing is a little easier to care for because placing the piercing in the centre of the tongue is safer. There is less contact with teeth and the inside of the mouth, so the initial healing period is faster with swelling reducing in just 2-4 weeks.
The answer is often a plastic tongue ring – plastic tongue rings feel softer, won’t damage your teeth and are safe for X-rays and hospital. …
It’s harder to brush around studs in the tongue or rings in the lips, so plaque can build up over time. If you don’t clean your oral piercing regularly, your breath can start to stink as a result. … Even if you get oral piercings in a sterile environment, you can develop an infection after the piercing.
2 – 4 weeks
The tongue is supplied by the hypoglossal nerve and the lingual branch of the trigeminal nerve. These nerves can be damaged during piercing and permanent paralysis of the tongue can occur.
Another piercing popularised in the 90s but much more of a commitment than the tummy piercing because everyone sees it. … So a tongue piercing suggests high levels of commitment and a pretty active sex life.
Before you get used to your jewelry, you’ll run the risk of chomping on it and breaking your teeth, especially since your starter jewelry will be larger to accommodate swelling. As you get used to the new piercing, start with soft foods while you relearn how to chew. Keep a toothbrush and a sea salt mouthwash with you.
Avoiding Problems: A few temporary lifestyle changes can also help you avoid some serious complications after having tour tongue pierced. This includes avoiding oral sex while your piercing site is healing. Do not have things like chewing like chewing gums or mints while the tongue is healing is also advisable.
Wait 4 weeks before removing your initial piercing.
Tongue piercings generally heal in about 4 weeks, though this varies from person to person. Do not try to change your jewelry before your piercing is fully healed. This can cause pain, damage, and your piercing may close up.